Foreign relations of Peru - Wikipedia
The Peruvian government has good relations with the United States, Chile, the United States, Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico. The Next South Korean Administration and Relations with Latin America in South Korea's free trade agreements (FTAs) with Chile, Peru and Colombia. The United States has formal diplomatic relations with most nations. This includes all U.N. member states except for Bhutan, Iran, North Korea, . Peru, , See Peru–United States relations · Suriname, , See Suriname–United States.
Peru's population is approximately Spanish, Quechua and Aymara are the official languages. Roman Catholicism is the main religion, making up around 80 per cent and Evangelical Christians number around 12 per cent of the population.
Political overview FromSpanish conquistadores led by Francisco Pizarro defeated the Incan empire that became part of the vice-royalty of Peru. The vice-royalty, the largest in Latin America, was created in Peru gained independence from Spain on 28 Julyfollowing a proclamation by the leader of the independence struggle, Argentine Jose de San Martin.
Spain recognised Peru's independence in System of government Peru is a republic headed by a president directly elected for a five-year term. Under Peru's constitution, the president cannot stand for re-election for a consecutive term, but can do so at a later time.
The legislature consists of a single member chamber and can be dissolved once during a presidential term. The chamber is headed by a president whose term lasts one year. Peru is divided into 25 administrative regions and 24 geographical departments plus the constitutional province of Callao.
Regions and departments are divided into provinces, which are in turn sub-divided into districts. Provincial and district-level leaders are popularly elected every four years and can be recalled by referendum. Regions hold political, economic and administrative autonomy. The metropolitan area of Lima, the capital city, is governed by a mayor, separate to the surrounding region.
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The President, as head of government and head of state, appoints the head and members of a Council of Ministers, the country's principal executive body. The powers of the head, or president, of the Council of Ministers are similar to those of a prime minister.
The judicial hierarchy includes provincial and departmental courts and is headed by the Supreme Court in Lima. There is a separate Constitutional Court which supervises the Constitution of the country. In his acceptance speech to Congress, Vizcarra said his priorities would be to work with the Congress to focus on education, health, security, regional and infrastructure development and fighting corruption.
Some remnants of the Shining Path terrorist movement, which was responsible for a violent uprising throughout Peru in the late s and early s, still operate in isolated areas in the Southern Highlands, including San Martin, Huanuco, Pasco, Junin, Ucayali, Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurimac. Peru's relationships with its neighbours are generally cooperative, increasingly so with those countries which are part of the Pacific Alliance Mexico, Colombia and Chile in addition to Peru.
However, Peru and Chile have been in dispute over territory. On 27 Januarythe International Court of Justice issued its final judgment over a longstanding maritime border dispute between Chile and Peru, ultimately requiring Chile to cede territory.
Both countries have agreed to abide by the ruling. The case is yet to be resolved in The Hague. Peru has publicly supported Argentina's position over the dispute with the United Kingdom on the Falkland Islands.
It has also mediated in the land-border dispute between Bolivia and Chile. Peru was a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in and The Peruvian government has good relations with the United States, which is Peru's second largest trading partner.
Peru is a member of the Andean Community Customs Union and has signed partial preferential trade agreements with Cuba, Argentina and Brazil. China and Peru established diplomatic relations in and a strategic partnership in November They have had a free trade agreement in force since March China is Peru's largest trading partner. Chinese investment is particularly growing in Peru's mining sector.
Over its anticipated year mine life, Las Bambas will also produce gold, silver and molybdenum.
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Bilateral relations The relationship between Australia and Peru has expanded quickly since Australia re-opened its Embassy in Lima in The key areas of interest include mining and energy, education, tourism and people to people links. Australia and Peru work together in a number of international fora, including the United Nations. Peru hosted APEC in and The Work and Holiday program started on 1 October Australia also cooperates with Peru in the areas of water management MOU and climate forecasting.
People to people links Peruvians have been in Australia from at least the late s, with the census indicating 28 Peruvians in Australia at the time. Migration from Peru to Australia remained low untilwhen numbers emigrating from Peru to Australia grew into the hundreds-per-year. Australia's Peruvian community consists of around 8, Peru-born persons. Institutional educational ties are strong and growing.
Inthere were 1, Peruvian students in Australian educational institutions. Australia is now the most popular English-language destination for these scholars.
Peruvian students are eligible to apply for Endeavour Fellowships and Scholarships. To date, five scholarships and fellowships have been awarded to Peruvians to study in Australia. Another concern were the thousands of Peruvians emigrating to neighboring countries seeking employment. Foreign Relations Under Fujimori Fujimori set out to repair Peru's foreign relations, particularly with its creditors.
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He campaigned on, and was committed to, a strategy of "reinsertion" into the international financial community. This commitment forced him to change his adherence to "gradualist" economics and to open dialogue with the major multilateral institutions. Peru's foreign relations situation changed dramatically with the April 5 self-coup. The international community's reaction was appropriately negative.
Most international financial organizations delayed planned or projected loans, and the United States government suspended all aid other than humanitarian assistance. Germany and Spain also suspended aid to Peru.
Venezuela broke off diplomatic relations, and Argentina withdrew its ambassador.
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The coup threatened the entire economic recovery strategy of reinsertion. In addition, the withdrawal of aid by key members of Peru's support group made the process of clearing arrears with the IMF virtually impossible.
Yet, despite international condemnation, Fujimori refused to rescind the suspension of constitutional government, and the armed forces reasserted their support for the measures.
Even before the coup, relations with the United States were strained, because they were dominated by the drug issue and Fujimori's reluctance to sign an accord that would increase United States and Peruvian military efforts in eradicating coca fields.
Although Fujimori eventually signed the accord in May in order to get desperately needed aid, the disagreements did little to enhance bilateral relations. The Peruvians saw drugs as primarily a United States problem, and the least of their concerns, given the economic crisis, the SL, and the outbreak of cholera. The cholera outbreak at first resulted in neighboring countries' banning Peruvian food imports, further straining relations.
Even after the ban was lifted for certain products, fear of the spread of cholera was confirmed by cases reported in Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, and Brazil. Although the Andean Pact agreed to form a common market in latePeru's role, owing to the extent and nature of its crisis, remained marginal, at least in the short term.
Fujimori was so overwhelmed with domestic problems early into his government, moreover, that he was unable to attend the Group of Eight meeting in late Although Peru could have been eligible for special drugrelated assistance and trade arrangements with the United States under the Andean Initiative, Peruvian-United States relations were hardly smooth on the drug front during Fujimori's first year in office.
Peru's eligibility for debt reduction and grants for investment-related reforms under the George H. Bush administration's Enterprise for the Americas Initiative, meanwhile, were restricted by its arrears with multilateral credit agencies and private banks.
It seemed that for the foreseeable future, any credit inflows would merely be recycled to pay existing debts and arrears. Peru had established a strong military relationship with the Soviets and Eastern Europe during the Velasco years, and was the Soviets' largest military client on the continent in the s.